Way uses creativity to build for the future

09/12/2022 Alumni

Hannah Way ’19 is proud to bring creativity to her work every single day.

After graduating from McMurry in 2019 with a Business Marketing degree, Way began her career journey looking for jobs in Weatherford, TX. But that plan changed when she packed up and made the move to Saint Augustine, FL.

“I started my own business as soon as I moved to Florida in March 2021,” Way said.

Hanmade Details, Way’s business, focuses on teaching people how to flip furniture themselves and how to complete their own furniture DIYs. Her Instagram alone has 131 thousand followers, but Way also uses TikTok to engage her audience as a content creator.

“Social media plays a huge part in my success,” Way said. “Being a content creator and working with different brands, I get to share all the work I put into my projects, while teaching others how to do the same.”

Way credits the mentors she learned from at McMurry for helping her develop a “don’t give up” attitude in an ever-changing media world.

“I had many mentors and friends that were very influential for me during my time at McMurry, I was blessed to be surrounded by the best people and coaches,” Way said. “A lesson I have taken into my career that I learned at McMurry is. . .Nothing will take you further than dedication, consistency, and hard work! I learned to never give up even when things get tough and to always persevere with positivity and confidence in all that I do.”

When asked to describe what she most enjoys most about her job in one word, she exclaimed, “Creativity!”

“My favorite part of running my own business is that I get to continue to build a platform around my creativity,” Way said. “Having the opportunity to bring out my personality and creativity in my work and getting paid for doing it, is a dream come true. I’m very thankful.”

During her time at McMurry, Way also played women’s soccer for all four years. She was part of the Delta Beta Epsilon social club and was a KoSari social club sweetheart. Those mentors and lessons she learned at McMurry helped her build a foundation for running her own business successfully.

“A special thank you to McMurry University and all of my mentors for helping me build my future,” Way said.

You can find Hannah Way on many social media platforms under the username @hanmade.details.

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